A 3D-Printed Optical Detector for X-Ray Serial Crystallography

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Sponsoring College, Department, School or Center: 
Center for Applied Structural Discovery, Biodesign Institute
Faculty Name: 
Dr. Alexandra Ros
Preferred Skills or Majors: 

Preferred Majors: Engineering, Physics, Chemistry
Preferred Skills (not exclusive): Optics, Autodesk, CAD software

Closing Date: 
December 20, 2019
Location or Campus: 
BDC 398 - Biodesign Institute Building C Tempe Campus Arizona State University
Hours Per Week: 
6 to 8

Desired Academic Year: 
Project Description: 

The goal of this project is to design and build 3D printed lenses integrated into an existing optical fiber-based droplet detector. The student will self-learn, aided by the project director, fundamentals of optical design and the use of an optical design package, and fundamentals of 3D printing by 2-photon polymerization. With these tools, the student will analyze a laser and optical fiber-based droplet detector that has been recently developed in our lab and come up with a design to improve the detection sensitivity and may include 3D printed micro-optical lenses. To learn more about our lab see our pictures, check also https://biodesign.asu.edu/alexandra-ros/lab-news

Application Instructions and Contact Info: 

Please email Dr. Ana Egatz-Gomez at angomez@asu.edu with your interest on the project, time availability, and a brief biosketch.